Introduction to Custom Apps


Custom Apps allow you to create your own small applications or automated online web pages and publish them as an App within a Yodeck Account. To do this, there are several options and technologies that you can use. Each has advantages and disadvantages; you should investigate which fits your case better.

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Options for Building a Custom App

Here is a quick list of all current options for developing a Custom App.

Web App

A Web App is based on an online web page (a URL) and uses our scripting engine to automate and modify that web page.

We already provide examples: Baremetrics, ChartMogul, Google Calendar, Google Analytics, and Instagram Apps. These Apps load up a web page from the respective service; they log in, then navigate to the selected page and show the data you need.

You can read more about Web Apps here.


An HTML App is based on a ZIP package with HTML files you upload to Yodeck. This package is then unzipped inside Yodeck Players and is displayed locally.

You can read more about HTML Apps here.

Quick Comparison of Custom App Options

Each App type has its pros and cons.

StatusWeb AppHTML App
Internet AccessRequiredOptional
CodeYodeck Scripting Engine + Javascript (optionally)HTML + Javascript
DifficultyEasy and fastNeeds coding skills and time
Upload RequiredNoYes
Can access Filesystem and GPIO PinsNoYes
Cross-origin RequestsRestrictedUnrestricted